Definition of finback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfinbak/
(also finback whale)


A large rorqual with a small dorsal fin, a dark gray back, and white underparts. Also called fin whale, common rorqual (see rorqual).
  • Balaenoptera physalus, family Balaenopteridae.
Example sentences
  • Spend six to eight hours a day on the water with giant blue whales, finbacks and humpbacks as you assist researchers with data collection.
  • Take a whale watching tour and see more kinds of whales more often than anywhere else - playful humpbacks, giant finbacks, and maybe even the rare right whale!
  • Sea life on the rocky walls isn't all that benefits: humpback, finback and right whales are all common here, as are dolphins and seals.

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Syllabification: fin·back

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